Cultivation

Systems

From manually mechanised systems to fully automated robot solutions, including mechanical or electrical control and software. At Bosman Van Zaal, we have been realising logistical cultivation systems since 1968.

With our logistic cultivation systems, we once ventured abroad. In the meantime, our recognisable internal transport systems can be found all over the world. We have elevated development to an art form and design, produce and integrate all necessary components in-house. Labour productivity, space utilisation, tracking & tracing and cost control are our central concerns. Especially when it comes to automation and robotisation of harvesting and processing operations, we make use of the expertise of our company Crea-Tech.

Container system

Roll containers

We produce high-quality aluminium roll containers with unique corner elements that ensure optimum strength and stackability.

Bases

Our bases are made of plastic or aluminium with watering channels. You can choose between different variants, mesh nets or gutters.

Watering

We install complete crop supply systems on the containers consisting of gutters, supports, pipes, filters and cranes.

Rails/Rollers

Our manual or automatic rail pipe and roller conveyor has an open construction and large wheels and flanges. For minimum disturbance and long service life.

Automatisation

Transporters

The hand truck is a handy tool for exchanging one container at a time over several rail tracks. We also have an automated variant of this.

Transport robots

Our container transport robot transports containers from the work area to the greenhouse via the rail pipe tracks. As a result, more containers are placed per row and less concrete pathway is needed. The total cultivation area increases by approx. 2%.

Drive units

We assemble various container railway models to drive them. In our case, it is not the rail pipes that go up and down, but the wheel shafts. This means there are fewer jumps and bumps.

Teckels

The teckel (TAC) pushes containers down the lane, brings them towards the lift rack lane, or pulls the first container into the rail pipe lane. The TAC runs in one lane under the racking system so that no extra space is needed and has a high turnover rate.

Push & Pull

We install push-offs, pull-offs and flails to move the containers. Our drive unit uses a rack and pinion instead of chains, making it low-maintenance and durable.

Container lift

The Container Lift (CLI) is supplied with a fixed arrangement, is equipped with screening on all sides and has a push-off and pull-up mechanism. The CLI has two levels. In vertical farming, multiple levels are realised.

Stacker

To move empty containers in the work area, we install an overhead stacker. This does not minimise the cultivation and working area.

Washer

An overhead stacker places the container in the washer and sprays it clean. To prevent noise nuisance, a wall of sandwich panels was built around the scrubber and a touch screen control panel for communication with the stacker.

Handling systems

Control systems

The electrical installation (ISAL) includes the supply and assembly of all components that make the internal transport system work. This is very complex and unique per customer and product. See our product page Control Systems & Software for more information.

Camera sorting units

A sorting unit is supplied for sorting pot plants. This machine consists of camera, PC control unit with switchbox and plant rotation unit. There are sorting options available such as volume, height, colour, number of buds/flowers and number of branches.

Handling robots

For the workspace, we offer various processing robots from our company Crea-Tech. For example, pot robots for placing the plants in the container, sorting or separating them, and for taking them out of the container.

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